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Nov 3, 19, 12:13 pm
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Posted By BillMorrow

Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown

Had a recent stay here for three nights and I paid for a suite. This property is in a great location downtown (next to the Doubletree). Everything is close by.

Service from the front desk and at...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By BillMorrow

Like some others here, I use engraved metal tags...

Like some others here, I use engraved metal tags with my name, home city, phone and email address. I buy these on eBay. I have never had one break, but they do get bent every now and again.

One...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 19, 5:28 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,695
Posted By BillMorrow

I've done a bit of plane watching the Hyatt @ BOS...

I've done a bit of plane watching the Hyatt @ BOS and the Hilton @ ORD, but my favorite is the Hilton @ LAX. With all those wide bodies taking off and landing, it is quite the sight.

A bit off...
May 19, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By BillMorrow

New Bose QC3 $99 By Bose

It looks like Bose is cleaning out its inventory of QC3's. It has them for sale for $$99 on ebay. According to the site, these are new, not refurbished. Not my favorite flavor of Bose, but still one...
Mar 31, 19, 11:22 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,905
Posted By BillMorrow

I just finished a one night stay here. It is a...

I just finished a one night stay here. It is a small property (72 rooms) and is in the heart of the historic district of St Augustine.
I was in a king bedded room that was well appointed and of...
Mar 3, 19, 2:56 pm
Replies: 355
Views: 192,609
Posted By BillMorrow

The infinity symbol means that you have lifetime...

The infinity symbol means that you have lifetime status. In your case, platinum.
Dec 28, 18, 11:27 pm
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Views: 2,106
Posted By BillMorrow

I had some problems losing luggage tags until a...

I had some problems losing luggage tags until a few years ago. I switched to using plain key rings to attach the luggage tag to my bag. Have not had any problem since. The tag can be removed but it...
Dec 13, 18, 8:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By BillMorrow

Too bad Hilton is no longer creating 'mutual'...

Too bad Hilton is no longer creating 'mutual' accounts. This would be a perfect use for one. My wife and I share the same HH account, but Hilton stopping creating new mutual accounts several years...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 21, 18, 8:39 pm
Replies: 236
Views: 41,913
Posted By BillMorrow

I've had aborted landings quite a few times. ...

I've had aborted landings quite a few times. Most of these were at the Burlington, VT airport in the winter. It usually occurred because the pilot was not familiar with airport (especially with...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 18, 18, 8:42 am
Replies: 124
Views: 11,208
Posted By BillMorrow

Back in the day, there was actually a 'kick off...

Back in the day, there was actually a 'kick off the miles year' type DO in London. There were probably about 30 FT's who went to London for the first weekend of the year. Most flew in from the US...
Jul 21, 18, 9:53 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 25,547
Posted By BillMorrow

HGI - North Charleston, SC Always an excellent...

HGI - North Charleston, SC
Always an excellent meal here and the biscuits and gravy are among the best.
B+
Jul 21, 18, 12:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By BillMorrow

I also ran into the same problem at this property...

I also ran into the same problem at this property for next June. I ended up doing a 7 night award in Florence and 3 paid nights at the Renaissance. I thought I would do some day trips from Florence...
Jul 18, 18, 9:42 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 61,342
Posted By BillMorrow

Marriott North Charleston, SC Update

North Charleston, SC Marriott
Lounge is open 24/7 for beverages/snacks
Food Service
Breakfast 7 days 6-10am - usually has eggs and 2-3 more hot items plus selection of baked goods and fruit
...
Jul 2, 18, 6:17 am
Replies: 69
Views: 11,419
Posted By BillMorrow

I was finally able to obtain a 7 night award for...

I was finally able to obtain a 7 night award for next June. It seemed like there is a lot of availability, but when you click through it disappears. Or least it did for 20 or so dates that I checked....
Jun 20, 18, 6:17 am
Replies: 69
Views: 11,419
Posted By BillMorrow

Has anyone been able to book an award here? I'm...

Has anyone been able to book an award here? I'm not seeing any availability for May-June 2019.
Feb 24, 18, 5:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillMorrow

As a Diamond member, this was probably the worst...

As a Diamond member, this was probably the worst room assignment that I have ever had. I tried to check in via the app, but it was just showing two first floor rooms, when my profile was for a king...
Sep 4, 17, 4:08 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,890
Posted By BillMorrow

I didn't stay there, but stayed at another SHS...

I didn't stay there, but stayed at another SHS the other night with the same room design and furnishings. Had a king bed which was comfortable. Other than that, the rest of the room furnishings had...
Aug 9, 17, 6:07 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,399
Posted By BillMorrow

Change In Bedding Preferences?

I noticed something when looking at my MR account today. In my profile, my bedding choice is now king/queen. In the past, it was only just king. The only choices for bed types now are king/queen,...
Jul 19, 17, 8:27 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By BillMorrow

They did status match my wife's Starwood Gold to...

They did status match my wife's Starwood Gold to Marriott Gold. Her Starwood status is simply because she has a Amex Platinum card.
Jul 12, 17, 5:34 am
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Views: 345,740
Posted By BillMorrow

The Chicago River from Hilton's London House

The Chicago River from Hilton's London House
May 20, 17, 5:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By BillMorrow

I have always thought the answer to which hotel...

I have always thought the answer to which hotel program is best generally depends on travel patterns. If your travel takes you primarily to major international cities, I would suggest IHG for...
Feb 15, 17, 8:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By BillMorrow

BEYC Joins Marriott?

I had to chuckle when I first saw this about a month ago. On Marriott's website for Caribbean properties, there is a picture of the Bitter End Yacht Club in the BVI. The BEYC is a resort well know...
Oct 6, 16, 11:34 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By BillMorrow

Thanks for the feedback. I decided to go with...

Thanks for the feedback. I decided to go with the Chase Sapphire Reserve. I liked the other suggestions, but for sake of simplicity, I chose the CSR. Plus, being in the Chicago region, the 100K...
Oct 2, 16, 9:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By BillMorrow

Which Visa For Costco

Now that Costco has switched to Visa only I am in search of a good CC for use there. My primary card is an Amex product. I have Visas from Marriott Visa (poor for non-Marriott purchases) and...
Forum: Midwest
Jun 7, 15, 11:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 10,498
Posted By BillMorrow

Does anyone know if the lake view rooms at the...

Does anyone know if the lake view rooms at the Drake have a view of the show?
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